Following my unfestive doom and gloom post, [thank you to those of you who shared your thoughts on the subject], I thought I'd show you some of the pretty holiday trimming at the intersection.
I'll start with the Queen Victoria Building, otherwise called the QVB.
There is a very large Swarovski tree there every year. This is the bottom bit. I think the little girl in the Mickey Mouse hat liked it.
To see all of the tree, we'll have to go up the escalator or stairs.
Here's a close-up of the lovely stain glass on the way up. The very 1st picture at the beginning of the post is a close-up of the central panel.And onward to the 3rd level! Can you see the middle part of the tree through the arch?
Finally, the top of the tree. Personally, I think the star is the dome!
The view down.
Now let's walk over to the Great Australian Clock. It's one of 2 famous mechanical clocks in the QVB. It has historical dioramas...
... and some moving bits.
I've always loved the view down.
The buzz and the mosaic floor.
More pretty stain glass.
In a small open space on the south side of the QVB, is a statue of Queen Victoria. This is my favourite meeting point in the city.
And next to the statue is the intersection.
Shall we cross the road and see what's up at the Town Hall for Christmas? Tomorrow! Hope to see you then :)
The QVB is 114 years old. If you'd like to read more about the building or the clocks and see some terrific pictures including historical ones, click HERE.
This pic from the link.